Over the last 10 years, the Don Hume JIT slide has been their top selling holster model. The JIT (which stands for Just In Time) Slide is designed to carry medium sized to small revolvers and autos in a highly concealed manner. This holster has an open bottom so it can fit handguns from the same family regardless of the barrel length. For example, the model for the Glock 19 also fits the Glock 26.
One of the reasons for its popularity is the belt slot design. Instead of having belt slots in the front and rear of the holster, the JIT Slide has a belt slot directly behind the holster and then a second trailing belt slot on the back of the holster. The combination of the center belt loop and trailing belt slot pulls the weapon close to the body, while still allowing for a full firing grip. The design makes for a stable carrying platform that takes up much less space on the belt as compared to similar pancake style designs.
The JIT is available in Black or Saddle Brown.
How to tell if they holster model you are interested in is in stock: On the dropdown menu out beside each holster, there will be a notification if the holster is in stock or out of stock. In stock holsters will be marked as "In Stock" and out of stock holsters will be marked as "Preorder: 30 to 90 day ETA".
Some commonly asked questions about the JIT slide holster:
#1 - As this holster has an open bottom, how far will the gun stick out the bottom of the holster?
The answer to that question depends on the specific handgun that is being carried. Obviously, the longer the pistol dimensions, the more will stick out the bottom of the holster. As a basic reference, a Glock 26 will stick out the bottom of the holster about half an inch, while a larger Glock 19 model sticks out the bottom about an inch and a half. A Colt Government 1911 5" will stick out the bottom about 3 inches.
#2 - Does this model ride at any type of forward cant?
No, the JIT Slide rides at a 0 cant (straight up and down) on the waist.
#3 - Since the holster is small and doesn't have a thumb break, I'm worried that it won't retain the pistol well?
Even though the JIT doesn't have any external retention devices (thumb break, retention screw, etc.), the design does an excellent job of retaining the holster. The retention is centered on the friction created when the handgun is fully seated in the holster. To be honest, this model is one of Don Hume's top sellers in terms of popularity due to the design and price point.
#4 - Will this holster work with pistols that feature a Crimson Trace laser grip?
To be honest, it really depends on the handgun model. Most of the pistols with CT laser grips will fit in this holster, but occasionally there are a few models that won't. We'd really have to get more info on the handgun model and then we might be able to tell from experience.
Please feel free to email us or call 919.388.1991 to for any questions.
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I have numerous holsters, and i like this one the best. It holds the firearm close to my body, retention is great. Although Don Hume does not use thick leather for their holsters, they get the job done.
This holster is very well constructed and fits my pistols perfectly. My Taurus PT-140 does snag just a little bit on the slide release. I believe this will improve with more use and wear. I will probably order more of these for other brands and models. I would recommend this holster if it's what you're looking for.
The JIT has been around for a long time for a good reason. It is a good looking, secure and very functional holster. I have two that fit a bunch of different guns. Somehow I lost this size holster, it still baffles me where it went but I found I could not do without it and ordered a new one. Just a really good holster!
Great holster. Fits the handgun perfect and is comfortable to wear all day.
just the ticket for 2" model 36
Great price and does the job.
Nice looking item, quality leather, designed well for the gun. BUT, the leather is cut too close to dimensions, making break in almost impossible. Also, this may be my fault., No cant straight up and down...not what I like.
These Hume JIT holsters work great. They hold the handgun close to you side, and are inexpensive.